Republic of Zurich


Republic of Zurich (obverse) Republic of Zurich (reverse)

Towards the end of the 17th century Zurich began to mint a series of talers featuring a city view on their reverse. Just like sovereigns, the city put its own image on its money. These talers were called schanzentalers (fortification talers) after their motif. The dies for this magnificent coins were cut by the famous engraver Hans Jakob Gessner.


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